5 edition of Con men found in the catalog.
|Other titles||Fascinating profiles of swindlers and rogues from the files of the most successful broadcast in television history, 60 minutes classics, Sixty minutes classics, 60 minutes (Television program)|
|Statement||edited by Ian Jackman.|
|LC Classifications||HV6695 .C77 2003|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xv, 201 p. :|
|Number of Pages||201|
|LC Control Number||2002191141|
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Now, reports The Early Show co-anchor Harry Smith, some of those stories are featured in a new book titled "60 Minutes Classics: Con Men." On Tuesday morning, Smith talked to 60 Minutes. The Smoothest Con Man That Ever Lived “Count” Victor Lustig once sold the Eiffel Tower to an unsuspecting scrap-metal dealer.
Then he started thinking really bigAuthor: Gilbert King. Pages in category "Fictional con artists" The following pages are in this category, out of total. This list may not reflect recent changes (). The classic study of con men and con games that Luc Sante in Salon called “a bonanza of wild but credible stories, told concisely with deadpan humor, as sly and rich in atmosphere as anything this side of Mark Twain.” “Of all the grifters, the confidence man is the aristocrat,” wrote David Maurer, a proposition he definitely proved in The Big Con, one of the Brand: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.
The Con-Artist’s Playbook is an inside look at how scammers think, so you can protect yourself and your family. AARP began more than 60 years ago when its founder, Dr.
Ethel Percy Andrus, discovered a retired teacher living in a chicken coop. She was appalled that a woman who worked her whole life couldn’t even afford a place to live.
She. Provenance: How A Con Man and A Forger Rewrote the History of Modern Art, by Laney Salisbury and Aly Sujo. Super engaging read about art fraud. Super engaging read about art fraud. posted by rhiannonstone at PM on June 7, [ 1 favorite ]. In The Big Con, perhaps the seminal book on American con men, David Maurer calls them “the aristocrats of crime.” The writer and critic Luc Sante once wrote that “the best possess a.
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A con artist is an expert at looking however he needs to look. If the con involves banking or investments, the con artist will wear a snappy suit. If it involves home improvement scams, he'll show up wearing well-worn work clothes.
Even the basic assumption that the con is a "he" is incorrect: there are plenty of con women : Ed Grabianowski. And, Maria Konnikova reminds us, con artists, the practitioners of “the (real) Her book contains a fascinating cast of characters.
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Slang A confidence man. n informal a person who swindles another by means of a confidence trick. Con artists show their "flaws" Con men tend to be great talkers. "Many men kissed the Blarney Stone," former scammer Lovell likes to say, "a con man has swallowed it." And speech can be Author: Brandon Specktor.
The elaborate “long con” was also known as “the big con”—used as the title of a book by the linguist David Maurer, who studied con men and their slang. (One con described in the. A journalist almost married a con man. It turns out, she wasn’t the only one. Abby Ellin, author of the book “Duped: Double Lives, False Identities, and the Con Man I Almost Married.” (Aaron.
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Whether it's winning $50 on a bar bet, scoring seats closer to the fifty-yard line, or finagling a free meal, The Modern Con Man ensures that aspiring low-risk grifters will always come out on top.
Filled with humorous facts and tables, a glossary of con terms, illustrations, the history of the con, and easy-to-follow swindles, this is the perfect gift for the hidden flim-flam artist in your life/5(28).
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This usually happens after the con man and his victim have been in communication for a considerable period of time, and a certain amount of trust has. Con man definition is - a person who tricks other people in order to get their money: con artist. Whether it's winning $50 on a bar bet, scoring seats closer to the fifty-yard line, or finagling a free meal, The Modern Con Man ensures that aspiring low-risk grifters will always come out on top.
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